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Cheap flights from Melbourne to Canberra

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Melbourne (MEL) to Canberra (CBR)

All the information you need to plan the best MEL to CBR flight in 2021: compare Melbourne to Canberra flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Canberra.
MEL - CBR
Price
$235 - $396
CBR
Temperature
12 - 28 °C
CBR
Rainfall
33 - 69 mm

Popular in

June

High demand for flights, 25% potential price rise

Cheapest in

April

Best time to find cheap flights, 21% potential price drop

Average price

$396

Average for round-trip flights in June 2021

Round-trip from

$235

From Melbourne to Canberra

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Melbourne to Canberra?

Departing on a Thursday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 15% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Melbourne to Canberra?

To save on the cost of your flight from Melbourne to Canberra, book at least 55 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 58% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $313 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $364.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne to Canberra?

Flights from Melbourne to Canberra lean towards being more expensive in June. Prices are generally better when you fly from Melbourne to Canberra in May, with the cheapest ticket starting at $206.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to Canberra (MEL - CBR)?

It’s optimal to fly from Melbourne to Canberra at midday. By choosing this option you can save up to 16% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the evening.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Canberra in June, July 2021

The best prices found for MEL to CBR flights in June, July
29 Jun - 29 Jun
$124pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
24 Jun - 2 Jul
$133pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
3 Jul - 4 Jul
$138pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to Canberra 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Canberra from Melbourne found for this year
29 Jun - 29 Jun
$124pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
15 Aug - 19 Aug
$125pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
24 Jun - 2 Jul
$133pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Direct flights to Canberra from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Canberra direct flight deals
29 Jun - 29 Jun
$124pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
15 Aug - 19 Aug
$125pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
15 Jul - 18 Jul
$133pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to Canberra

Late deals on return flights to Canberra from Melbourne, departing today and this week
29 Jun - 29 Jun
$124pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
2 Jul - 4 Jul
$154pp
MEL
Melbourne
Rex
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Rex
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
27 Jun - 4 Jul
$158pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to Canberra from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Canberra
10:15 - 13:00
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
26h 45m
MEL - CBR
Multiple Airlines
$422
Gotogate
04:30 - 13:50
Rex
2 stops
9h 20m
MEL - CBR
Rex
$441
mytrip.com
03:00 - 10:20
Virgin Australia
2 stops
7h 20m
MEL - CBR
Virgin Australia
$453
Wotif

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Melbourne</span> to <span class="emphasized">Canberra</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Canberra

What airports do I use to fly from Melbourne to Canberra?

If you wish to fly to Canberra from Melbourne, then you need to book flights from Melbourne to Canberra. There are 18 flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Canberra (CBR) per day to choose from. Flights to Canberra from Melbourne are available from 3 different airlines, which means you should have some options if you want to compare airfare deals. 1h 05m is how long a nonstop flight from Melbourne to Canberra typically takes.

Which airlines flying from Melbourne to Canberra have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Melbourne to Canberra have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia, and Qantas Airways are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Tigerair Australia with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Canberra for under $133 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Canberra for under $133. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Virgin Australia for just $124, but on average you can expect to pay $193.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to Canberra for under $133 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 13 direct flights from Melbourne to Canberra under $133. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to Canberra is less than $161.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne to Canberra for under $133?

There are currently 18+ open flights from Melbourne to Canberra within the next 7 days for less than $133.

What days are direct flights available from Melbourne to Canberra?

You can find direct flights on the following days: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

How popular is this flight route?

Flights from Melbourne to Canberra have been viewed 5,725 times in the past calendar month.

How many flights depart from Melbourne to Canberra on average per day?

8 flight departures from Melbourne to Canberra per day on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 38% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 63% of flight departures

Does it rain more in Melbourne or Canberra?

When travelling, it's generally smart to pack in preparation for rain or any other conditions that may arise. The rainfall in Melbourne is roughly less than Canberra. You can assume this to be the case over the next 15 days.

Is Melbourne weather warmer or cooler than Canberra?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 28 °C range in January. The weather in Canberra is generally hotter than Melbourne's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

How long does is the flight from Melbourne to Canberra?

A quick flight from Melbourne to Canberra can take about 1h 05m. Virgin Australia provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $124. Airlines will cover a distance of 472 km. Generally, flights for this route are direct.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Melbourne to Canberra return?

Flying on Virgin Australia is currently your cheapest option to Canberra, with prices starting at $124. Another option worth looking into is Rex, starting at $155 return. Virgin Australia is currently priced 58% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Melbourne to Canberra one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for Virgin Australia. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $63. Users have also found tickets on Rex for as little as $79.

Destination information for Canberra

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Melbourne to Canberra.
Flight duration
1h 07m
Average temperature for June in Canberra
13.0 °C
Avg rainfall for June in Canberra
48.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Airports servicing Canberra

Top 3 airlines flying from Melbourne to Canberra

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Melbourne to Canberra choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Tigerair Australia
$118 $167 No cancel fee 81%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Tigerair Australia. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Virgin Australia
$177 $260 No cancel fee 80%
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Qantas Airways
$144 $296 No cancel fee 74%
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Hourly flight availability from Melbourne to Canberra

See what time of day planes typically take off from Melbourne towards Canberra.
Morning 6 AM to midday 50% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 32% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 9% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 9% of flight departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Melbourne to Canberra
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Melbourne to Canberra.
Sunday
12 daily flights
Monday
22 daily flights
Tuesday
19 daily flights
Wednesday
21 daily flights
Thursday
22 daily flights
Friday
22 daily flights
Saturday
10 daily flights
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